Sunday, January 8, 2012

Valentine Wreath

Hi everybody, I'm back. I've had a lot going on with the holidays and everything and to be honest I kinda lost my mojo for crafting but today is my day over at She's a Sassy Lady. So hopefully I've got the juices flowing and will have more projects to share with you.
So here is my project. Hope you like it. 
To make this I used a styrofoam wreath, white, pink and red cardstock (7 of each), hot glue gun, a box of corsage pins, a paper roller tool, Ranger Inkssentials blending tool, Martha Stewart craft paint in peppermint bark (love this paint!!!) and the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (you can order it here). I was going to use the pink glue sticks but decided to just use clear.
The first thing I did was paint the wreath pink just in case you see through the flowers once you pin them flowers on the wreath.
Next it is time to cut the roses from page 68 with the shift on. I had 7 pieces of 8x11.5 cardstock and i used all the pieces. I got 12 roses out of every sheet and I cut them at 2.5 inches. I wound up with 252 flowers which was WAY to many.
On the white flowers I decided to ink the edges with CTMH Hollyhock ink (you can order it here) and the Ranger Inkssentials blender tools.

Now comes the most time consuming part is to roll the roses and hot glue them together.
Here are all the flowers. I did not roll all the flower cause I figured I had enough. I still did not use all of these.
It's pretty fun attaching the flowers to the styrofoam but please be careful cause the pins go all the way through (I stuck myself plenty of times, OUCH). I used pliers to bend the pins on the back on the wreath.

Once again here is the finished wreath.
I am not going to lie this took a lot of time, like days, but I feel like it was totally worth it. I really hope you like it.
Please feel free to ask me any questions.


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow! This is GORGEOUS! Look at this wreath it is just stunning. Look at all the work in this wreath. It is amazing. I love everything about it Shakey. Thanks for sharing this great project and tutorial with us at She's A Sassy Lady today!

Jennasa said...

This is absolutely amazing. You definitely got your mojo back.
I wish I had the patience to give this a try.

Newbie2crafting said...

I love the heart wreath, great job!!!!


Doris P. said...

one word -BEAUTIFUL!! love it!! I so these cartridges!!!

Lisa Stenz said...

Your wreath is BEAUTIFUL Shakey! I thought about making a heart one like yours after I made my purple one. I'm not sure mine would look as good as yours though!

Don't you just LOVE the Art Philosophy cartridge! The 3-D flowers on it alone are totally worth it, not to mention the other 694 images it has! *Ü*

Cricut Couple said...

STUNNING!!! Oh My! Well, you sure know how to make a return entrance! Hee! Hee! This is incredible and SO MUCH WORK! WOW!!!

Carolyn said...

thie is beautiful.You really did put in a lot of time. You certainly got you mojo back.

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Beautiful! Thank you for the instructions!

Kim said...

I absolutely LOVE your wreath. It is gorgeous! I have been unsuccessfully trying to make crepe paper flowers for a styrofoam ball and think I'm going to switch gears and make flowers from AP instead. They look much better than my rolled flowers! Thank you so much for sharing and giving me inspiration!

Diane Hodrick said...

that is stunning!

SherriC said...

This is beautiful!!! I don't know if I would have the patience...but I am certainly thinking of trying! :)

Leah said...

Girl! I totally love your wreath! I am so going to have to make one of these! TFS

Crafty hugs,

chapapolte said...

I loved this project so much that I made one! It took me a week to put it all together. I also used a different cartridge to make the roses, I used the flower shoppe cartridge the second one from the top. I am really greatful that you shared this beautiful heart rose wreath with me. Thank you so much, I love my new valentines wreath.